(Moore’s) Law of Diminishing Return – When Do We Have Enough?

Following the semiconductor industry for the past few decades, we’ve seen something unprecedented in human history. There has been a sustained exponential growth that has survived for over four decades, with resulting numbers that are absolutely mind-boggling. Analysts and writers have struggled to find the appropriate metaphors: “If the auto industry had done this, all cars would now travel faster than the speed of light and get over a million miles per gallon.” The attempts all seem to fall short of giving the audience a grasp of the magnitude of this accomplishment…

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